Finally, some legitimacy to our longstanding claims that the Celtics still like Cal swingman Jaylen Brown. We've been on this horse for months but in most every other mock Dragan Bender, Buddy Hield and Kris Dunn are the contenders for slot No. 3.

Brown had an "excellent" workout in front of the Celtics, according to Boston boss Danny Ainge. It's rare that Ainge throws around those types of adjectives but then again it's already rare that Ainge (or any GM worth their salt) tells the truth this time of year.

Of course, the Celtics could slide back a bit and still get Brown if he's the guy they truly like.

Most of the mock stays the same from last week, particularly at the top, but things are nonetheless interesting regarding those teams. The big trade rumor to watch right now is the one involving the Sixers and Hawks. If Philly trades Nerlens Noel for point guard Jeff Teague then that means that Jahlil Okafor is likely staying put. Okafor has often been mentioned as the main name in a Celtics - Sixers swap at No. 3. Boston has a boatload of quality guards and the Sixers could take Providence point guard Kris Dunn at that spot.

1. Philadelphia 76ers: Ben Simmons, PF, LSU

2. Los Angeles Lakers: Brandon Ingram, SF, Duke

3. Boston Celtics: Jaylen Brown, SG/SF, California

4. Phoenix Suns: Dragan Bender, PF, Croatia 

5. Minnesota Timberwolves: Buddy Hield, SG, Oklahoma

6. New Orleans Pelicans: Kris Dunn, PG, Providence

7. Denver Nuggets: Domantas Sabonis, PF/C, Gonzaga

8. Sacramento Kings: Jamal Murray, PG/SG, Kentucky

9. Toronto Raptors: Marquese Chriss, PF, Washington

10. Milwaukee Bucks: Malik Beasley, SG, Florida STate

11. Orlando Magic: Jakob Poeltl, CB, Utah

12. Utah Jazz: Skal Labissierre, PF/C, Kentucky

13. Phoenix Suns: Deyonta Davis, PF/C, Michigan State

14. Chicago Bulls: Dejounte Murray, PG/SG, Washington

15. Denver Nuggets: Henry Ellenson, PF/C, Marquette

16. Boston Celtics: Furkan Korkmaz, SG, Turkey

17. Memphis Grizzlies: Brice Johnson, PF, North Carolina

18. Detroit Pistons: Guerschon Yabusele, PF, France

19. Denver Nuggets: Stephen Zimmerman, PF/C, UNLV

20. Indiana Pacers: Taurean Prince, SF, Baylor

21. Atlanta Hawks: Malachi Richardson, SG, Syracuse

22. Charlotte Hornets: Patrick McCaw, SG, UNLV

23. Boston Celtics: Caris LeVert, SG, Michigan

24. Philadelphia 76ers: Denzel Valentine, SG/SF, Michigan State

25. Los Angeles Clippers: Daniel Hamilton, SG/SF, UConn

26. Philadelphia 76ers: AJ Hammons, C, Purdue

27. Toronto Raptors: Timothe Luwawu, SG/SF, France

28. Phoenix Suns: Damian Jones, C, Vanderbilt

29. San Antonio Spurs: Cheick Diallo, PF/C, Kansas

30. Golden State Warriors: Tyler Ulis, PG, Kentucky

 

Second Round

31. Boston Celtics: Thon Maker, PF/C, Australia

32. Los Angeles Lakers: Anthony Barber, PG, NC State

33. Los Angeles Clippers: Michael Gbinije, SG/SF, Syracuse

34. Phoenix Suns: Demetrius Jackson, PG, Notre Dame

35. Boston Celtics: DeAndre Bembry, SF, St. Joseph's

36. Milwaukee Bucks: Wade Baldwin, PG/SG, Vanderbilt

37. Houston Rockets: Joel Bolomboy, PF, Weber State

38. Milwaukee Bucks: Juan Hernangomez, PF, Spain

39. New Orleans Pelicans: Melo Trimble, PG, Maryland

40. New Orleans Pelicans: James Webb, SF/PF, Boise State

41. Orlando Magic: Ante Zizic, C, Croatia

42. Utah Jazz: Diamond Stone, C, Maryland

43. Houston Rockets: Ron Baker, SG, Wichita State

44. Atlanta Hawks: Tyrone Wallace, PG/SG, California

45. Boston Celtics: Perry Ellis, PF, Kansas

46. Dallas Mavericks: Wayne Selden, SG, Kansas

47. Orlando Magic: Malcolm Brogdon, SG, Virginia

48. Chicago Bulls: Jaron Blossomgame, SF, Clemson

49. Detroit Pistons: Gary Payton II, Oregon State

50. Indiana Pacers: Isaiah Cousins, PG/SG, Oklahoma

51. Boston Celtics: Josh Hart, SG, Villanova

52. Utah Jazz: Petr Cornelie, PF/C, France

53. Denver Nuggets: Zach Auguste, PF, Notre Dame

54. Atlanta Hawks: Isaia Cordinier, SG, France

55. Brooklyn Nets: Rade Zagorac, SG/SF, Serbia

56. Denver Nuggets: Damion Lee, SG, Louisville

57. Memphis Grizzlies: Zhou Qi, C, China

58. Boston Celtics: Pascal Siakam, PF, New Mexico State

59. Sacramento Kings: Danuel House, SG/SF, Texas A&M

60. Utah Jazz: Petr Cornelie, PF/C, France